Can’t wait until end of September (when The Affair is released) for more hard-bitten Jack Reacher? The new Second Son novella, released yesterday, is a prequel to the Reacher we know (and love, and sometimes fear) today. It takes place when Reacher was 13, and his family is stationed on a military base in Okinawa.
The question is, do you want to see your protagonist as a teenager? Just imagine: Hercule Poirot’s first pubescent attempts at a moustache, Sherlock Holmes as an introverted teenager whom everyone hates ’cause he’s so smart, maybe Lord Peter Wimsey being a supercilious brat.
We’re guessing Reacher doesn’t have a big problem with acne in this story, though. Are you intrigued?